Learning abroad - Inbound programs

Become a study abroad or exchange student at the University of Tasmania and take advantage of Tasmania's unique and stunning environment.

Our whole island is your campus.

Become a study abroad or exchange student at the University of Tasmania and take advantage of Tasmania's unique and stunning environment. With 45% of our island State being National Park or World Heritage listed, it is no wonder that some of Tasmania's most breathtaking destinations, including Cradle Mountain and Tasman National Park, feature prominently in the Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures Guide.

Stunning beaches to surf, mountains to climb and rivers to raft, Tasmania the home of the Tassie Devil and the gateway to Antarctica will become your living playground, with the university being the epicentre of your state-sized class room.

With exceptional teaching staff excelling in areas including Zoology, Geography and Environmental studies, Marine and Antarctic science, Law, Aboriginal studies, Journalism and Media, combined with Summer rock concerts, Winter festivals and an art and cafe scene that will 'knock your socks off', the University of Tasmania can offer you an inspirational and diverse study experience, both enriching academically, socially, culturally and environmentally.

Why study at the University of Tasmania?

We are ranked in the world's top three most sustainable universities.

Tasmania is very tourist-friendly. You can explore solo, or make new friends on our student-led group excursions. Here, your student experience is not just about study. It’s about having great life experiences.

Download our Study Abroad and Exchange Guide and learn about the unique experiences you can have studying and living in Tasmania.

Download our guide (PDF 5.66 MB)
University of Tasmania Inbound Exchange

Experience Tasmania

As you prepare to study with us, find out some more about what makes our island place so unique, beautiful and exciting.

If you’ve found out about our university, there’s a good chance you’ve heard stories about Tasmania. An island with the cleanest air in the world, offering natural beauty everywhere, amazing produce and food, and a laid-back way of life. Well, it's all true.

Learn more about Tasmania

Getting started

    Student Exchange Program

    You can apply to be an exchange student if you’re enrolled
    at one of the University of Tasmania’s international
    exchange partners and you’re nominated by your home
    university.

    For more information about studying in
    Tasmania, visit: utas.edu.au/international

    Study Abroad Program

    If your home university doesn’t have an exchange
    agreement, you can apply to be a study-abroad
    student. This also applies if your university is one of our
    student exchange partners, but you have not secured
    an exchange place. For more information, contact the
    Learning Abroad Office: global.mobility@utas.edu.au

Application deadlines:

Semester 1 (February to June):
30 November, the year before intended study

Semester 2 (July to November):
30 April, the year before intended study

How to apply

1. Contact your home University or agent

They will help you determine whether you're a study abroad or exchange student.

2. Choose your units

Choose your units (subjects) by selecting the 'UNITS' tab at: utas.edu.au/search

Things to check:

  • Make sure you meet any prerequisites
  • Units are offered at the same campus
  • Units are in the correct semester
  • Include a minimum of 6 unit choices
    per semester

3. Submit your application

Complete the online application at: student-utas.studylink.com

If you're applying through a University of Tasmania authorised overseas agent, they will assist you with the online application. Please make sure that you attach all supporting documentation required.

4. Accept your offer

Once you receive your offer, you'll need to accept it and pay any relevant fees.

You'll receive an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE), which is needed to apply for a student visa.

For detailed information on visa requirements, how to apply, and related issues visit: border.gov.au

5. Next steps

  • Now you can book your flights
  • Request your free airport pick-up
  • Book on-campus accommodation and research things to do in Tasmania

Please note: It is recommended that you DO NOT book any flights to Australia until you have received your official offer letter for entry into the University of Tasmania Study Abroad and Exchange program.

Contact us

For more information on how to become an Exchange or Study Abroad student at the University of Tasmania please contact:

The Study Abroad & Exchange Office
Phone: +61 3 6226 1805
Email: Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

Postal address: University of Tasmania, Private Bag 117, Hobart, TAS 7001

Visiting address: University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus, Old Medical Science Building, Room 203

Meetings: Enrolled students can arrange an in-person appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the campus located?

The University of Tasmania has two main campuses, Launceston (in the north) and Hobart (in the South). Tasmania is an island of the south eastern tip of Australia and is a safe and friendly place with a population of ~500,000. Hobart is the state’s capital city and is consistently rated in the top 10 cities to visit in Australia.

What is the weather like in Tasmania?

Tasmania experiences all four seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer. There are more than 200 days of clear sunshine per year and students do not need a car to get to campus. You can catch a bus, walk or ride a bicycle through town and around campus. Our average summer temperature is 20 degrees Celsius and our average winter temperature is 5 degrees Celsius.

How safe is the campus?

The campus and city are very safe. Many people walk and bike around campus and the city. Hobart is rated among the best cities to live in Australia. To learn more about safety on campus, please visit: www.utas.edu.au/campus-services/security-and-access.

What are the study abroad & exchange deadlines?

Semester 1 (beginning February): You will need to apply before November 30

Semester 2 (beginning July): You will need to apply before April 30

The University of Tasmania accepts students all year round. Applying before the deadlines listed above will give you time to secure your visa, flights, and accommodation.

It can take up to 6 weeks for our office to finalise your application. Please apply before the deadline as the entire application, acceptance, and visa process could take up to 3 months.

What documents must I submit with my application?

  • A scanned copy of your academic transcript
  • A scanned copy of your passport photo page
  • English language proficiency test (if applicable)

Can I study at The University of Tasmania if I am not proficient in English?

Yes, however students will need to undertake our English Access Program if you do NOT meet the English language requirement for the program you are seeking entry. Students can undertake studies through our English Language Centre until you meet the English language requirement for your degree program.

How much does it cost to study at the University of Tasmania?

Please visit our Tuition and Fees section to learn more about the cost.

What is the tuition fee for me?

If you are an exchange student, you continue paying tuition fees to your home university.
Please email global.mobility@utas.edu.au if you have a question.

When do I pay my tuition and what are the rules for refunds?

You will be prompted to pay your tuition fees once you have accepted your official offer letter from the University of Tasmania. Please review your offer letter for to enrolment, payment deadlines, and refund policies.

Do all of my documents need to be translated into English?

Yes. All documents must be professionally translated.

Can I take ESL classes at the University of Tasmania?

Yes, we offer both full-time and part-time ESL Programs.

Learn more about our English Programs.

Are you on a semester or trimester system?

The University of Tasmania is on a semester system.

  • Semester 1 is from February to June;
  • Semester 2 is from July to November.

Do I have to choose a major when I apply?

No. You do not need to choose a major, inbound students are welcome to study a range of units from multiple disciplines.

When can I enrol in classes?

The Learning Abroad Office will enrol you in your classes before you arrive on campus.

What is the average class size at the University of Tasmania?

The average tutorial (classroom setting) has a quota of 21 students.

How many students attend the University of Tasmania?

Approximately 50,000 students and 5,400 international students study with University of Tasmania.

Can I live on campus?

Yes. The campus offers a variety of places to live and eat. Students must complete a housing application and pay the required application fee to live on-campus.

Do you have student clubs and organisations?

Yes, we have more than 100 student clubs and societies!  There are cultural, sports, and academic based clubs.

How do I get a visa? What do I need to know about the immigration process?

Information on how to obtain a student visa can be found online.

There are also directions on how to get a visa are on the admitted student website and in our International Student Guide.

Can you write a letter to speed up my visa application?

Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to expedite the processing of your visa application. We encourage you to make a visa appointment immediately after you receive your confirmation of enrolment. Getting an appointment and securing your visa can 4 months or longer.

Do I have to attend the Student Orientation?

Yes, the International Student Orientation is mandatory. During orientation you will meet the Learning Abroad Team & International Student Advisers who will confirm your enrolment and help you get settled in Tasmania.

You will also learn about working on campus, academic skills, receiving your student ID card, UTAS laboratories and research facilities, immigration requirements, and international student services.

Dual Citizens

In the past we have received students who are dual citizens, that is; holding a citizenship from the country they are applying from as well as an Australian citizenship/passport holder.

When students apply through Studylink, it should be with the nationality of the country from which they are applying from (not Australian).

  • Students should apply with their foreign nationality in Studylink
  • However, students may use their Australian Passport when entering Australia
  • If the student enters Australia using their non-Australian passport, they must have applied and be approved for the necessary student visa before entering Australia
  • Dual citizens/Australian passport holding students may choose to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover; or, they may choose to be covered as an Australian citizen (Medicare/Public/Private Health)
  • Students applying for either a Study Abroad or Student Exchange program will not be eligible for HEC-HELP

Information regarding Orientation will be emailed to you directly a few weeks in advance of your arrival.

Please ensure that you arrive with enough time to recover from jet lag, settle in to your accommodation and participate in the compulsory Orientation program.

Orientation week is a really good opportunity to meet new people and an excellent first introduction to living and studying in Tasmania.

On the first day of Orientation you will meet the Study Abroad & Exchange staff and they will provide you with useful information to help you during your program.

For the remainder of Orientation week you will receive guidance and relevant information about making the most of your time at the University of Tasmania, an introduction to the University computer based systems, the opportunity to become a member Clubs and Societies as well as a campus and library tour, an introduction to the Health Care System and the opportunity to meet other students.

Find out more about starting at the University

Get involved in Student Life!

The University of Tasmania has exchange agreements with a number of universities from around the world. Our partners include:

If you wish to become a partner of the University of Tasmania please contact global.partnerships@utas.edu.au.

If you wish to become an agent for the University of Tasmania, please refer to our information for international agents.